how do you become medical lab technician?

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currently I finished my 2nd year of uni in a biology but I dont want to do that anymore and I want to get into medical research


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~~ Medical lab techs help doctors diagnose diseases by testing samples of patients’ tissues, blood, and urine.

Core Tasks

-Use microscopes, chemical analyzers, and other instruments to test tissue and fluid samples
-Record patient and test information
-Interpret test results and provide results to doctors
-May specialize in certain kinds of tests
-Technologists perform more advanced tasks than technicians


-Work for hospitals, medical labs, doctors’ offices, pharmaceutical firms, and research institutes
-Most work 35 to 45 hours a week
-New techs often work part-time to start
-Many work evening and weekend shifts
-Use protective equipment and follow safety procedures


-$ 30,000 to $ 60,000 a year or more for technicians
-$ 40,000 to $ 80,000 a year or more for technologists
-Salaries depend on employer, experience, and training

Education & Training

-No formal requirements for technicians, but most have at least a certificate
-A diploma is required for technologists
-Certification is required in some provinces

Attributes & Abilities

-Able to work independently
-Good with people

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